Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Top Ingredients to Look For in a Natural Shampoo

Do you know that chemicals in shampoo, like sulfates, can harm your hair and scalp. Yes, they can be a harmful more than helpful specifically for people with sensitivities and allergies. When you are using excessive amounts of sulfates it leaves not just residues but it also accumulates inside your body.

The problem is compounded when using regular shampoo. The reason? They are not made from natural ingredients. Hence, they can irritate and accumulate.

Sometimes there are brands that put "100% organic" or "botanical" in their bottles, but some of them have a variety of harsh chemicals.

My aim for this article is to help you know more about organic ingredients so that you will learn to identify real chemical free shampoo from ordinary shampoo.

Organic shampoo is just better

The awesome thing about organic shampoo is that they contain natural ingredients. 

What does that entail? It means using it daily will not harm you in any way. Plus these kinds of shampoos will not leave residue or accumulate in your body. In addition, people with moderate to extreme allergies will not have to worry of inflammation or break outs.

Sulfate free shampoo have natural moisturizers that will not leave your hair, dry, oily, or damaged.

So without further ado, here are some of the top organic ingredients that you have to look for in a shampoo.

The top botanical ingredients

Some shampoo manufacturers can blend together a few (and sometimes many) of these ingredients in order to create the ultimate botanical experience.

Rosemary and lemon oil - Both of these can be found almost anywhere nowadays.

Lemon and Rosemary are very effective in cleansing the hair. Both also have great oil control properties. They are also awesome when treating colored hair.

Rosemary is ideal for dark hair.

While lemon is excellent for making the highlights of blonde hair stand out.

Lecithin - Yup, lecithin can mostly be found in eggs.

Soya lecithin specifically can be fund in eggs. This is an incredible conditioning and hydrating ingredient for dry, lifeless, and frizzy hair.

Aloe Vera - This ingredient is widely used it's almost common place.

Aloe Vera is known for its amazing hydrating powers. It also helps volumize the hair and promotes hair re-growth in some instance.

Apple Cider Vinegar - This is in essence vinegar.

This ingredient adds volume and luster to your hair.

This is a remarkable botanical ingredient that gets rid of hair deposits. The best thing about it is that it can be used by any hair type.

Jojoba - This all natural ingredient is great to use for its clarifying properties. It can also help moisturize and nourish the hair just like essential oils do.

At the same time, Jojoba is an incredible cleanser and can even be used to root out chemical residues from the hair and scalp.

Conclusion and one minor caveat

So, how does it feel to know more about organic ingredients? I hope this primer will help you on your next trip to the grocery store.

But beware of false claims.

There are actually regular, sulfate laden shampoos out there disguising to be all natural. But these wolves in sheep's clothing actually have harmful ingredients.

Read the label.

Hopefully, after reading this article, you now have a basic idea of what ingredients to look for in a sulfate free shampoo.

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